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n. pl. cal·i·coes or cal·i·cos
a. A tightly woven cotton cloth having a repeating, often floral design.
b. Chiefly British A plain white cotton cloth, heavier than muslin.
2. An animal, such as a cat, having a coat of white fur with distinct patches of different colors, usually reddish-orange and black.
n, pl -coes or -cos
1. (Textiles) a white or unbleached cotton fabric with no printed design
2. (Textiles) chiefly US a coarse printed cotton fabric
3. (Textiles) (modifier) made of calico
[C16: based on Calicut, town in India]
n., pl. -coes, -cos,
1. a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern, usu. on one side.
2. Brit. plain white cotton cloth.
3. an animal having a spotted or particolored coat.adj.
4. made of calico.
5. mottled or variegated in color.
6. (of a domestic cat) having a variegated white, black, red, and cream coat.
[1495–1505; short for Calico cloth]
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|Noun||1.||calico - coarse cloth with a bright print|
|Adj.||1.||calico - made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; "calico dresses"; "a calico cat"|
|2.||calico - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"|
multicolor, multi-color, multicolored, multi-colored, multicolour, multi-colour, multicoloured, multi-coloured, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured, motley, painted